John Warner's

1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Flatbed

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28 July 2005

From John:

     Hi guys. Here's an updated pic of my 1946 1.5-ton. In the last six months I've

  • built a new bed with 2" white oak
  • gone though all the brake wheel cylinders and master cylinder
  • had to find 2 new rims and thanks to some fellow Bolters, that was not a problem: found them!
  • then put new rubber on them rims: 6 new tires
  • painted bumper
  • new seals in floor
  • a few other misc things

     So she looks good to go for the next couple of years till I do a frame-up.

     Thanks for the great site

John Warner
Omro, Wisconsin


26 December 2004

From John:

     Hi Guys. Here's a pic of my 1946 1.5-ton flat bed I just purchased. The guy I bought it from has had it in the shed for the last 30 years. Had bought it for his daughter to drive to school in the 70's. Told me it originally haulled coffins.

     He would drive it once in a while but for some time just around his estate (no brakes). The ID # is 21PJ-L 1829 so it would have been built in Janesville Wi in December of '46. To the best that I find the original color would have been Apple Green which is funny because I bought the truck to fix-up to take my apples to the farmers market in the fall.

     I will do a ground-up restoration in a few years. But for now, it runs good so I'll fix the brakes and check every thing and make a new woodbed for her.

     Will let you know when I do the restoation and send pics. Will keep all stock but the color. (I want apple red not green.)

Omro, Wisconsin


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